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Fallingwater, Mill Run

A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Make Fallingwater a centerpiece of your Mill Run vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mill Run online trip itinerary planner.
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  • A beautiful home to visit, Wright was a visionary, ahead of his time, but was probably a pompus a$$, definately worth the visit if you are into architecture. Make sure you walk the trail surrounding....  more »
  • anytime I have visitors from out of the area this is a must see. Each time I take the tour I learn something new.  more »
  • We booked one of the tours that allowed photography so we could document our visit. There are alot of other historical sites in and around the area so we made our visit a long weekend and stayed in.....  more »
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  • It was such a great experience to visit one of Wright's architectural masterpieces, which is in incredibly great shape and run excellently. The house is beautiful and the whole experience is simply amazing; great architecture nestled in nature; rich in history and art. Tours are timed and very organized; better to make reservations ahead of time. No children under 6 allowed inside the house tour. No pictures allowed during the tour either! This is a must see!
  • What a spectacular place. The surroundings are breathtaking and the house flows right along with the beauty. Frank Lloyd Wright new how incorporate nature's bounty! This has been my favorite of his designs. You do have a little walk but if you have trouble getting around they have something to get you back and forth.
  • Highly recommend visiting this place. In the Middle of absolute serenity sits an architectural epitome. It was a great experience including the drive up to the place. If you wanna avoid the crowds, go weekdays; weekends could be spending a bit of the time in the queue to move from one room to the other. Irrespective, you will end up having a good time.
  • I've always been a fan of Frank Loyd Wright and visiting Falling water was a bucket list item for me, but I think even those who know nothing about the man or the house would appreciate walking through this piece of art. Amazing views, amazing history and extremely knowledgeable and passionate docents. You can tell they love the house. It's like choosing your favorite piece of art and putting yourself in the middle of it. Incredible.
  • Absolutely amazing place. Just a weekend cabin for the wealthy. Beautiful home in an amazing setting. Our guide Henry was as friendly and knowledgeable as could be. Take the longer tour as you will definitely want to take pictures and they don't allow picture taking on the short tour.

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